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Michael Jai White


Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy. White also... See full bio »

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Known For

The Dark Knight
(2008)
Spawn
Spawn Al Simmons / Spawn
(1997)
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing
(2006)
Blood and Bone
Blood and Bone Isaiah Bone
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 Primer (pre-production)
Vincent King (Hollywood)
 2017 Triple Threat (post-production)
Devereaux
 2017 S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (completed)
Scorpion
 2017 Making a Killing (post-production)
Orlando Hudson
 2016 Chocolate City: Vegas (completed)
Princeton
 2016 The Crooked Man (TV Movie)
Milo
 2016 Never Back Down: No Surrender (Video)
Case Walker
 2016 The Asian Connection
Greedy Greg
 2016/II Beyond the Game
 2016 Vigilante Diaries
Barrington
 2015 Chain of Command
James Webster
 2015 Chocolate City
Princeton
 2014 Skin Trade
Reed
 2014 Falcon Rising
John 'Falcon' Chapman
 2013-2014 Arrow (TV Series)
Ben Turner / Bronze Tiger
 2014 Android Cop
Hammond
 2012-2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series)
Balt / Teague
- The Endomorphe (2014) ... Balt
- King's Crown (2012) ... Teague (as Michael Jay White)
 2013 Fedz
Big D (as Micheal White)
 2012 Somebody's Child (TV Movie)
Douglas
 2012 The Philly Kid
Arthur Letts
 2012 We the Party
Officer Davis
 2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown
Case Walker
 2010 One Angry Juror (TV Movie)
Derrick
 2010 Nicki Minaj: Your Love (Video short)
 2010 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Bushido Brown / Cop
- Stinkmeaner 3: The Hateocracy (2010) ... Bushido Brown / Cop (voice)
 2009 Three Bullets (Short)
The Man
 2007-2008 House of Payne (TV Series)
Bryan
- Expectations (2008) ... Bryan
- Episode #2.61 (2007) ... Bryan
 2008 Li Xiao Long chuan qi (TV Series)
Ali
- Episode #1.36 (2008) ... Ali
- Episode #1.27 (2008) ... Ali
- Episode #1.26 (2008) ... Ali
 2007 The Underground Bounty Hunter (Video Game)
Hatch
 2006 Justice League Heroes (Video Game)
Green Lantern / John Stewart (voice)
 2006 Windfall (TV Series)
Michael
- Priceless (2006) ... Michael
 2006 Getting Played (TV Movie)
Actor
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Doomsday
- The Doomsday Sanction (2005) ... Doomsday (voice)
 2003-2004 Static Shock (TV Series)
Osebo
- Out of Africa (2004) ... Osebo (voice)
- Static in Africa (2003) ... Osebo (voice)
 2004 Fei Ying
Morris
 2003 Hotel (TV Movie)
 2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Doomsday
- A Better World (2003) ... Doomsday (voice)
 2003 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Officer Roy Bailey
- Hard Time (2003) ... Officer Roy Bailey
 2003 Justice
Tre
 2002 Pandora's Box
Hampton Hines
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Russell Banks
- Who Do You Know? (2001) ... Russell Banks
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Darren Schofield
- Chapter Eighteen (2001) ... Darren Schofield
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Coleman Vaughnes
 2000 The Bus Stop (Short) (as Michael J. White)
 1999 Mutiny (TV Movie)
Ben Cooper
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Howell
 1999 Thick as Thieves
Pointy
 1998 Ringmaster
Demond
 1997 City of Industry
Odell Williams
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Buck
 1996 Shaughnessy (TV Movie)
Carpenter
 1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (TV Movie)
Elroy
 1995 JAG (TV Series)
Petty Officer First Class Peter Quinn / Lt. Martin Payne
- Brig Break (1995) ... Petty Officer First Class Peter Quinn / Lt. Martin Payne
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Mike Tyson
 1995 Ballistic
Quint (as Michael White)
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
Steve
- Hot Fun in the Wintertime (1994) ... Steve
 1994 Martin (TV Series)
Valdez
- Arms Are for Hugging (1994) ... Valdez
 1994 On Deadly Ground
Oil Worker (uncredited)
 1993 Full Contact
Low-Ball (as Michael White)
 1993 Renegade (TV Series)
Luther - Dawn's boyfriend
- Vanished (1993) ... Luther - Dawn's boyfriend
 1992 Saved by the Bell (TV Series)
Military Police Man #2
- Wrestling with the Future (1992) ... Military Police Man #2 (uncredited)
 1992 Universal Soldier
Soldier
 1991 True Identity
Alley Guy #1 (as Michael White)
 1989 The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie
Apocalypse, Inc. Executive (as Michael White)
 1989 The Toxic Avenger Part II
Apocalypse Inc. Executive (as Michael White)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in "I Know What You Want" music video by the Busta Rhymes f/ Mariah Carey & Flipmode

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Alternate Names:

Michael J. White | Michael Jay White | Michael White | Micheal White

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I met Jean Claude on Universal Soldier, part 1. I was "Soldier #2." Jean Claude and I trained together on that movie and always got along great. Years later, in the sequel, we got along just as well. This was the first movie where I showed a bit of my martial arts skills. Unfortunately, the script and the director were not very good. I wanted to show myself when compared to a martial arts icon ... See more »

Trivia:

Holds black belts in following martial arts: Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kobudo, Goju Ryu, Tang Soo Do, Wushu, and Kyokushin Karate. See more »

Trademark:

Muscular build See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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